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Palestinian rights defenders hacked with NSO's Pegasus, report finds

The investigation found one of the hacked devices belonged to an American citizen.
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Six Palestinian human rights defenders were reportedly hacked with Pegasus, according to a new digital forensic investigation into the controversial spyware developed by Israeli cyber-surveillance firm NSO Group. 

Front Line Defenders, an Ireland-based international human rights group, investigated 75 iPhones belonging to Palestinian rights defenders and determined that six of them were hacked using Pegasus in 2020 and 2021. 

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